TUTORING AND EXAM PREPARATION 

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EXEMPTION CITERIA FROM CUNY MATHEMATICS PLACEMENT EXAM 
You may be exempt from the CUNY Mathematics Test based on the following evidence:

ABOUT THE COMPASS MATH EXAM 
The COMPASS Math Exam is a multiplechoice, computerbased test designed to measure students' knowledge of a number of topics in mathematics. The test is organized into four sections: numerical skills/prealgebra (M1), algebra (M2), college algebra, and trigonometry. Numerical skills/prealgebra questions range from basic math concepts and skills (integers, fractions, and decimals) to the knowledge and skills that are required in an entrylevel algebra course (absolute values, percentages, and exponents). The algebra items are questions from elementary and intermediate algebra (equations, polynomials, formula manipulations, and algebraic expressions). The college algebra section includes questions that measure skills required to perform operations with functions, exponents, matrices, and factorials. The trigonometry section addresses topics such as trigonometric functions and identities, righttriangle trigonometry, and graphs of trigonometric functions. Placement into CUNY's required basic math courses is based on results of the numerical skills/prealgebra and algebra sections. The test covers progressively advanced topics with placement into more advanced mathematics or mathematicsrelated courses based on results of the last two sections of the test. Students must achieve scaled scores of 35 or more on the numerical skills/prealgebra (M1) section and 40 or more on the algebra (M2) section to be CUNY certified. This criterion was chosen in consultation with the CUNY Council of Mathematics Chairs. Students are not permitted to use calculators while taking the test. 
PREPARE FOR THE COMPASS MATHEMATICS EXAM 
